Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery

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Exceptional quality of life is what makes our community a desirable destination to visit and, for us, a place we are proud to call “home.” NOCHS’ mission is to provide health care services, close to home, that not only sustain but continuously improve our already stellar quality of life. 

Weight management is a battle that can compromise quality of life. For many, it prohibits the ability to enjoy our community’s natural resources in an active, healthy way. And for some, it is a serious, life-threatening condition that inhibits even the most basic, daily functions.

That’s why we have teamed up with nationally renowned surgeon and NOCH's Bariatric Medical Director, Dr. James Foote, FACS, to bring bariatric services to the Grand Haven area. We are with you every step of the way - from informational orientations, through surgery and well into the future with support designed to sustain your weight loss success. We also have incorporated a bariatric surgical support group to our program, click here for upcoming dates.

In addition to experienced surgical talent, NOCHS bariatric team of clinical and administrative professionals are all part of a seamless weight management


MD Foote

James Foote, MD, FACS

NOCH Bariatric Medical Director

program that is custom-designed for you right from the beginning.

Our surgeries are performed laparoscopically, which is a minimally invasive procedure that generally means less pain and shorter recovery for patients. Bariatric surgery can cure or lessen many conditions associated with obesity such as diabetes, sleep apnea, hypertension, venous stasis, GERD and soft tissue infections.

It is a life-changing experience that requires a long-term commitment from you and your bariatric care team. And the best part is, you don’t have to leave Grand Haven to access that support.

We are all right here, working for and with you.

NOCHS Bariatric Team includes …
• Behavioral consultants
• Exercise physiologist
• Financial counselors
• Dietitian
• Medical/Surgical clinicians (RNs & Techs)
• Professional facilitators for support groups

Dr. Foote and his partners are general surgeons who have advanced training and have dedicated their entire practice to bariatrics.

Dr. Foote, alone, has performed more than 2,500 bariatric procedures and routinely hosts surgeons from across the country, who travel here to learn his surgical technique. The four surgeons in this independent practice (all of whom also conduct surgery at NOCHS) have collectively performed more than 6,700 bariatric procedures and are widely regarded as the region’s most experienced surgical group.

Most insurance companies cover bariatric surgery; please check with your provider for coverage.

For more information or to pre-register for a bariatric seminar call 616.847.5489 or download our brochure or check out our newsletter!

Download Patient Forms Here.




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